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PBS
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
a comic artist who has documented some of the changes. >> reporter: standing in the largest city. it has a variety of newspapers and magazines. many publications include satirical cartoons. some devote an entire page to these popular sketches. he has drawn cartoons for more than 20 years. >> translator: i have drawn the voices of people, what they want, how they feel. without democracy we were all suppressed and oppressed so i draw for democracy. >> reporter: he drew this cartoon during the military regime. it shows inmates talking about how they ended up in jail. >> i was jailed because i was caught gambling. >> his crime was the most serious. he fooled a blind woman in a card game. >> reporter: he likened the citizens to bryan uma. the previous government as a criminal that cheated the public. >> we love our president. >> reporter: things are changing since the president was sworn in. publication sensorship was abolished. ham brings his now cartoons to a weekly newspaper publisher. the editor in chief chooses one. it shows a legislature about to leave home but his wife says he won'
WHUT
Nov 13, 2012 7:30am EST
faced in different provinces and cities across their country. but they're having most intense discussions about who will be among china's next generation of leaders. party spokespersons confirmed the new leadership lineup will be unveiled thursday. nhk world's james tengan is in beijing covering the congress. james. >> reporter: the discussions and deal-making are coming the a climax. roughly 2300 delegates of the congress will pick about 200 members for the communist party central committee. then wednesday, the congress will close. the next day around 20 individuals from the central committee will be chosen to sit on the party's political bureau. after that officials further whittle down the list to see who will be on the plight bureau's standing committee, china's top decision making body. analysts say xi jinping will replay hu jintao in the job of general secretary. they also say the number of politburo standing committee members will be reduce prd the current nine to seven to speed up the decision-making process. if that forecast is correct, seven people will essentially r
WHUT
Nov 14, 2012 7:30am EST
. six other officials are jockeying for the remaining three seats. they are party chief of shanghai city, liu yunshan, and zhang. and also li ewe an chau, lewian dong who is in charge of education and culture and and wang yang. >> reporter: some analysts say it's kiquite difficult to know who's going to lead the party because it's decided in a black box. what do we know about the process? >> there's a heated competition taking place between the present force, the communist league and the other group. children of high ranking communist party officials. they are not a closely knit group, but they have a greater chance of taking a seat in the party and company. a good example of this is the vice president whose father served as vice premiere. xi, as we've reported, is widely expected to assume the party's high post of general secretary. the communist youth league is positioned as the party's backup force. it's marked its 19th anniversary this year. membership in the league is a ticket to joining the party elite. members are 14 to 28 years of age. as of the end of 2007 there were 75 million
PBS
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> people in the northern japanese city of sapporo celebrated the release of this year's vintage at midnight. >> translator: i reserved a month ago and i've been looking forward to it ever since. i'm going to buy a lot. >> wine patients say this year's viage has a fine, fruity flavor that appeals to japanese tastes. >>> crowds gathered in osaka department store this week to catch a glimpse of one young visitor. minami is no ordinary girl. she's the latest in interactive she can mo just likehe rest of us thanks to sensors inside. >> translator: the way she speaks it's so real, i can't believe she's a robot. it's startling. >> 70% of the world's industrial robots are japanese inventions. but some robotmakers believe their creations should look anything but industrial. >> hi. >> hello. nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. welcome. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you again. another doctor. he had the original identity, i'm a copy of him. >> reporter: hiroshi on the faculty for osaka university is among eight geniuses who will change the world, according to cn
WHUT
Nov 15, 2012 7:30am EST
proposed they would not set up stores in cities with a population of 300,000 or less. they also offered to close for one weekday twice a month. >>> texas instruments will withdraw from making chips for smartphones and tablet computers. that's despite the fact that more and more people are using these devices. the major u.s. chipmaker said it would stop costly spending in a very competitive business of smartphones and tablets. it would be difficult to rival apple and samsung, which dominate the markets. instead, texas instruments will focus on making chips for autos and industrial machinery. the firm also announced a plan to cut 1,700 jobs. that's about 5% of its global workforce. looking at other chipmakers, intel has been leading the industry for a long time, but now it's also lagging behind in the wireless sector. meanwhile, qualcomm and nvidia are also showing fast growth. >>> japan's space agency and a commercial machinery maker jointly developed a camera for use on site at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. the device will help in the cleanup of radioactive materia
PBS
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
. not bowl. obama. >> many offices in history manhattan remain closed. new york city officials have struggled to turn power back on after hurricane sandy hit last week. >>> following an overnight plunge on wall street tokyo share prices are falling thursday morning. the key nikkei arm now currently standing at 8888. that is down 84 points, or just about 1%. investors placing sell orders on especially export-related issues. currencies, the dollar is currently being sold against the yen. worries about u.s. and european economies. the dollar/yen, 79.96-80.01. the euro/yen, 102.01-06. market players are buying the yen, it's regarded as a relatively safe asset amid pessimistic factors. those include the overnight sell-off on wall street, as well as the grim economic outlook for the eurozone which was released on wednesday. take a look at some of the asian indecks as well. australia's index, it is down .75% at 4483. >>> obama's going to spend much of his time until the end of the year trying to avoid the fiscal cliff and we spoke with rich ars katz, editor in chief of "the oriental econom
WHUT
Nov 9, 2012 7:30am EST
houston at 28 degrees. we have 26 for you in oklahoma city. we'll head now into europe where we're following a large storm sitting to the south of iceland. this one is sending in front affront across the uk and scandinavia. it's going to be bringing precipitation falling as rain mostly. you can see how powerful the winds are going to be, seeing how the lines are so close together. that shows you the gusts that are going to be coming towards the british aisles and scandinavia. over the next couple of days. the rest of the continent looking pretty good apart from two storms, one to the southeast and one to the southwest. let's start with this low moving across the iberian peninsula coming into southern san francisco and the alpine region with rain rather than snow and also some severe thunderstorms. we're really watching the rain coming into portugal. you can see another front moving in. we've seen some flooding across parts of portugal. we have video showing what happened when it was hit by heavy rain on nrz morning. firefighters had to pump water out from several affected houses an
WHUT
Nov 8, 2012 7:30am EST
, it's a brisk 7 degrees celsius here in beijing, and the city is now abuzz that the congress is under way. signs and banners bearing slogans are everywhere. some read "cheers to the great chinese communist party," for without the communist party, there would be no new china. this is a major political event, and authorities carefully orchestrate every detail. i went for a tour of beijing to see what they've done. signs of the congress are everywhere in beijing. flowers, elegant decorations and banners. when i got into a taxi, i found another sign. ahead of the party congress, local authorities here in beijing have instructed all taxis to take the handles off so that people can't open the windows. chinese authorities are trying to prevent activists from throwing antigovernment leaflets out of the windows of moving taxis. police in beijing have put strict traffic checks in place for vehicles entering the capital. government authorities have mobilized an army of volunteers to help with security. they say 1.4 million citizens are taking part in the operation. the volunteers are told to kee
PBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm PST
commission in 2010. xi's taken an active role in diploma city as well as domestic affairs. >> xi jinping's pather was a vice premier, so xi became part of china's informal princeling network. princelings gain power by taking advantage of their parents and status and ties to influential fingers. but xi didn't have it easy. authorities ousted his father and jailed him during the cultural revolution. xi was forced to work in the countryside as a teenager. he went to a prestigious university in beijing from 1975 to 1979. and then he spent the next quarter century holding down key positions in the communist party and the government in shanghai and two other provinces. xi gained domestic and international prominence in 2007. he skipped the stage of politburo member and went straight into the politburo's standing committee. xi's wife is a well-known figure in her own right. peng liyuan is a popular singer in the troupe belonging to the people's liberation army. analysts say her star status and support from the military has helped xi's career. xi has spent the last couple of years cementing his po
PBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
. they have been sister cities for 17 years. he met with the suao mayor and representatives of the fishing cooperative. >> translator: there are various disputes over the senkaku islands between japan and taiwan. i believe our two communities can resolve the issues one by one. >> he said he hopes to resolve the dispute. fishing boats from suao entered japanese waters off the islands in september. they're protesting japan's decision to national lies the islands. official from japan and taiwan began talks on fishing in the area 16 years ago. the talks have been suspended for more than three and a half years. people in northern japan are dealing with stormy weather, strong gusts are causing disruptions there. maya shoji explains. >> northern japan and the western flank of japan are dealing with rough weather. they're being hammer the with strong gusts and lots of precipitation over much of the country and down towards kumamoto we found gusts of 80 kilometers per hour that has been reported in the past 24 hours. here in around tokyo region the prefecture has actually has a report of re
KCSMMHZ
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
premier will get spots. jian has been doubling as the chief of chongqing city since the dismissal of his great predecessor. analysts believe he is close to former chinese president. he is well-versed in finance and his father was also a vice premier. it's safe to say he belongs to the informal network. six other officials are jockeying for the remaining three seats. they are the party chief of shanghai city, the head of the publicity department, the party chief of tian jan city, the head of the party's organization department, state counselor, who is in charge of education and culture, and the party chief of guangdong province. >> some analysts say it's quite difficult to predict who will join the top leadership because everything is decided in a black box. what do we know about the process? >> well, there is a heated competition taking place between the force and the communists and the group close to the former premier jiang zemin. this is the word used to describe the party officials. they are not a closely knit faction, but with the help of their parents' personal connections they
KCSMMHZ
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
diploma city as well as domestic affairs. >> xi jinping's pather was a vice premier, so she became part of china's informal network. princelings gain power by taking advantage of their parents and status and ties to influential fingers. but xi didn't have it easy. authorities ousted his father and jailed him during the cultural revolution. xi was forced to work in the countryside as a teenager. he went to a prestigious university in beijing from 1975 to 1979. and then he spent the next quarter essentially holding down key positions in the communist party and the government in shanghai. xi gained domestic and international prominence in 2007. he skipped the stage of politburo member and went straight into the politburo's standing committee. xi's wife is a well-known figure in her own right. she is a popular singer in the troupe belonging to the people's liberation army. analysts say her star status and support from the military has helped xi's career. xi has spent the last couple of years cementing his position as successor to president hu jintao. he visited the u.s. in early 2012 to promot
KCSMMHZ
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am PST
16,000 reserve troops after a rocket struck near the largest commercial city of tel aviv on thursday. th tanks have been deployed near the border with gaza. the attack on the city was the first since the gulf war about 20 years ago. air raid sirens sent residents running for shelter. in gaza, hisham qandil met ahamas leader on friday. qandil later visited a hospital to visit wounded people. he i do death announced the bombings in front of reporters. israel and egypt have an existing peace treaty, but relations have chilled since the fall of the government of president hosni mubarak. >>> good weather isn't going to continue in tokyo according to tour meteorologist robert speta. robert, tell us more. >>> well, at least for the time being, some sunny skies, but take a look at the cloud cover coming in across korea and eastern china. that's pulling off here towards the east. on saturday morning, you're going to start to see some heavy rain showers in western japan, then eventually working its way off towards the east throughout the evening hours, and even into sunday, some snow
KCSMMHZ
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
care here is typical of so many areas in rural china. it does not match what people in cities receive. government figures show much doctors, nurses and other health care workers in the countryside. compared with city dwellers, rural people have only one-third the number of health care workers for every 10,000 people. the government also says the number of infants who die in rural china is more than three times higher than in cities. about 3 out of every 10 infants in the countryside dies. in the cities, it's about 1 out of 10. if the government can't help them, some turn to the comfort of the christian faith. he has been attending services at the local protestant church since february. >> translator: going to church has gradually helped me accept the hardships of life. many people here believe that someday their suffering will end if they follow the word of the lord. >> reporter: this church minister is influenced by his christian parents. he began missionary work here four years ago. but the chinese government has not officially sanctioned the church. officials can prosecute
KCSMMHZ
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
the city is now abuzz that the congress is under way. signs and banners bearing slogans are everywhere. some read "cheers to the great chinese communist party," for without the communist party, there would be no new china. this is a major political event, and authorities carefully orchestrate every detail. i went for a tour of beijing to see what they've done. signs of the congress are everywhere in beijing -- flowers, elegant decorations and banners. when i got into a taxi, i found another sign. ahead of the party congress, local authorities here in beijing have instructed all taxis to take the handles off so that people can't open the windows. chinese authorities are trying to prevent activists from throwing antigovernment leaflets out of the windows of moving taxis. police in beijing have put strict traffic checks in place for vehicles entering the capital. government authorities have mobilized an army of volunteers to help with security. they say 1.4 million citizens are taking part in the operation. the volunteers are told to keep suspicious people out of the city cente
KCSMMHZ
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
operators propose they would not set up stores in cities with a population of 300,000 or less. they also offered to close for one weekday twice a month. >>> there's snow in northern japan. meteorologist robert speta is here with the details. robert? >>> well, yes, across much of northern honshu here, actually. that's where we're seeing this cloud cover move overhead. fukushima prefecture in the higher elevations, upwards of 23 secentimeters of snow was repord in the past 23 hours. the winds will shift directions going through your friday, so that means better weather will be on tap. dry conditions across much of japan on friday, but look at this. this is on saturday into sunday. we have another system that will be pushing through the area. we're bringing some unstable weather. it's all coming from central and eastern china here so, that stationary boundary, that's going to develop up and push off here towards the east. it's really caused by the interaction of that cold air off here towards the north, that warm air pouring in from the south. that will be bringing that rainfall off there t
KCSMMHZ
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
, on the toe, down to 9 degrees in new york city 1shgs 1 into d.c. all right. into europe, things are going to be clearing up across much of the continent, but there is going to be consistently heavy rain across the british isles, scotland, particularly, northern ireland, ireland, and up into norway. that will head on into wednesday, as well. 50 mill meet imeters of rain ish to cause some flooding in the british isles and that's certainly what you're going to be getting. here are your temperature, and i will leave you now with your extended forecast. ♪ >>> we'll be back with more updates in 30 minutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
KCSMMHZ
Nov 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
railway system for an indian project to connect cities. >>> a magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit central myanmar killing four people. the u.s. jigeological survey sa the quake occurred on sunday. it says the epicenter was about 110 kilometers north of manda y mandalay, the second largest city. it was nearly 10 kilometers deedee deep. officials said some building are damaged. a bridge under construction has collapsed leaving one person dead and four unaccounted for. the missing include construction workers. >>> the opposition candidates in south korea's presidential election have agreed to draft a joint pledge for economic and foreign policies. the move is part of their plan to field a single candidate. the democratic united party candida candidates disclosed the drafts as different venues. >> translator: i will ask them to talk to with the details about the policy as soon as possible. >> translator: we will discuss ways to field a single candidate to realize a change of government. that is what the people want. >> moon and ahne held a phone conference, and agreed to sbree grate their cam
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